PhD: Spin orbitronics

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Location : Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

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Description of the offer :

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE is currently looking for a PhD STUDENT to work on SPIN ORBITRONICS. Spin orbitronics is at the base of the some of the most promising post-CMOS alternatives for the development of electronic devices. This research topic commonly encompasses the generation and transport of spin currents in novel materials and interfaces. Promising methods that exploit the spin-orbit coupling to create pure spin currents will be studied, such as the spin Hall effect in heavy metals, the Rashba-Edelstein effect at interfaces or the spin-momentum locking at topological insulators.

The research will require the nanofabrication of devices (thin film deposition, electron beam lithography, etching), together with their magnetotransport measurements (high magnetic fields and low temperatures).

The selected candidate should have a Master (or equivalent) degree in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering, and will be responsible for the design, preparation and electrical measurement of nanostructures. Experience in electron-beam lithography and UHV metal deposition will be welcome. The research will be led by Prof. F. Casanova of the Nanodevices group.

We offer an international and competitive environment, state-of-the-art equipment, and the possibility of performing research at the highest level. The PhD students will be enrolled at the University of the Basque Country Doctorate Program.

The candidates should apply by completing the form in the link below: https://www.nanogune.eu/open-positions/op-1036-phd-positions-mdm-2019

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